The Art of a Lie

February 12, 2009
By , Greeley, CO
When words cascade out of your mouth
Hollow but mesmerizing
Flirting with the ear, appealing to emotion
This comes naturally, without a pause or thoughtful notion
When you stare into humanity's eyes
Their heads are filled with a great void of lies
They follow and hang on your every word
Not knowing what they are hearing is completely absurd
Your words dance their way into the imagination
Filling heads with false hope and delusion
Blinded by your illustrious illusion
Imbibing thought, disrupting contemplation
Each word spoken is like a plague
Spreading into bodies
Ensnaring the mind, bewitching, controlling
Painting the picture of what you want them to believe
When you rob them like an infamous thieve
When even you see reality as vague
Your own onslaught of lies has crept into your mind
Rendering you helpless, afflicting you habitually blind
Blind to truth, to realism, to fact
Familiar to only fiction, false hope, and synthetic ideas
Your lies have ruined your moral being
And have twisted you into what it is no one is seeing
This ghastly mess of a human
Has drained your soul and filled it with forged emotion
Until the day you die
You will inevitably have lived one preposterous lie.

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AuntyNorma said...
Mar. 6, 2009 at 5:57 pm
Fabulous poem. Very mature and thoughtful. Very well written. Your Aunt Norma is so very proud of you.
mamu said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 7:32 pm
I loved this poem. It says so much. I keep rereading it. You are a wonderful writer
Brad C. said...
Mar. 2, 2009 at 3:50 pm
Very insightful perspective! Not only that, but it serves as a gentle reminder
majalai6 said...
Mar. 1, 2009 at 9:47 pm
Your poem is very well written and incredibly insightful - I really enjoyed reading it and reflecting on the message it left. Amazing piece of work!
Amanda S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm
Really well written and true.
I like how this poem manages to rhyme without constricting the writing-that is hard to get right. Good job!
pinkvolleyballgirl said...
Feb. 27, 2009 at 10:46 pm
Wow I really liked this. I love all of your descriptive words and imagery. This is a great representation of the power and consequences of our words. Awesome.
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Thanks! and good job
viviy100 said...
Feb. 27, 2009 at 5:32 am
I like it yay
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